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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

A Red Card Day

I was mesmerized watching a posting on Sandy Allnock's blog; the background music and lack of chatter added to the "zen" atmosphere. It inspired me to try out what she was doing. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a similar stamp that didn't include foilage of some kind, so I found the second best in my stash. I've used this stamp before for a posting last month. Another challenge I had was the darkest tone Copic Marker; I didn't have one as dark as the one Sandy used. Really made a difference.

Rubbernecker Stamps, Penny Black, IMAGINE Crafts' Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Conqueror Cover Card Stock, Mirrircard Card Stock, Skin Card Stock

This is what I started with . . .

I also used a Penny Black die set, Deco Frame (51-125). I didn't take the slim strips out of the frame so I could easily adhere the frame to the stamped panel. I used the die a second time to cut out the red mirrircard for the inset piece. The sentiment went through the same time the base frame was used, and a second time so I could glue the two together for more thickness. The red inset was adhered with foam mounting tape.

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock for base card and stamped panel

Skin card stock in black from The Paper Cut for the matting panel

So, here is Sandy's beautiful artistry that inspired me. I'll definitely have to find that stamp she used! Click on the link to go to her blog and take time to watch the 20-minute video; its a wonderful visual and audio experience!

Sandy Allnock, Copic Markers

Here's the link:

My first attempt is quite weak compared to Sandy's masterpiece but it's a start. I hope you'll give this a start, too, and share your attempts with me.

It's been a blustery, freaky weather day for a day of pi! I'm glad my trip to North Bend this morning was ahead of all the stormy weather conditions. Tomorrow, I have an "Irish" lunch with old and dear friends at a club in Olympia; then, it's back to the studio project. Guess who's becoming impatient with the "visual" look of extremely small incremental progress . . . it's not Hannah, either!

Thanks for stopping in. I love your visits!

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